Race to the Bottom

With all the speculation and paranoia surrounding the potential exhaustion of land based mineral deposits, as well as the increasing costs associated with locating and extracting any deposits which remain, the most innovative and forward thinking companies and countries are racing to the bottom (of the ocean, that is!), where the potential for abundant and untapped deposits of high quality lie in wait.

Mining the Seafloor

Strategic Resources

There are 17 classified rare earth elements, many of which have strategic purposes. Rare in name only, these elements are anything but scarce as they are found all over the world. The challenge rare earth elements pose is during extraction, as they exist in low concentrations and are difficult to separate from one another.

June 24, 2017, 1:22 AM AEST